Botox Upper Face
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Botox Upper Face
As we age, fine lines and wrinkles can develop due to repetitive movement in the muscle. Initially, they are expressions otherwise known as dynamic wrinkles which occur on facial movement, but with time they progress to become static lines or wrinkles which are visible at rest. Botox continues to be one of the most popular non-surgical treatments in the UK, and for good reason. It can help with fine lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and the “11” lines between each eyebrow.
Botox Cosmetic is certainly not just for women. A man who has pronounced lines between his brows may be perceived as angry or stressed—and he does not want to look that way. A Botox Cosmetic treatment requires little time out of the office. So, it is possible to have the procedure done during a lunch hour and head right back to the office.
Not only does it have cosmetic purposes, but Botox can also be used for things like treating migraines, teeth grinding and excessive sweating. For something that is relatively inexpensive and done quickly at a medical clinic. More recently, young people are using Botox as a preventative measure to stop the ageing process. If you’re wondering when to start Botox, you’re in the right place. Read on and we’ll tell you what you need to know about preventative Botox at Harley Street Injectables.
How Does Preventative Botox Work?
It’s important to understand how Botox works so you can be fully informed about how preventative Botox will work. Botox is a brand name. Other brands approved in the UK are: Dysport, Azzalure, Bocouture and Xeomin. The medical name of the drug is Botulin Toxin Type A which is derived from Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium. It’s naturally found in soil, lakes, and forests. Botox is a prescription medication which is why it’s so important that you get Botox treatments from a trained professional. They are knowledgeable about the appropriate dosage and know where to inject the Botox to alleviate wrinkles.
To create Botox to inject, the powder is mixed with a saline solution and then injected into certain areas to weaken the muscles. This is how it works to reduce wrinkles. By weakening the muscles, Botox prevents them from moving and causing static or permanent wrinkles
Most people wait until they start to see wrinkles before they seek Botox treatment, but preventative treatment uses Botox to treat wrinkles before they emerge. By injecting the muscles that typically cause wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and eyebrows with Botox before they start to develop wrinkles, you are essentially preventing them before they happen. The Botox slows down the use of those muscles, preventing lines from developing (or at least delaying the development of the lines). One of the most common places for preventative Botox is to the forehead, frown and glabellar area. Preventative Botox can prevent deep lines, which can make you look older and tired and are harder to treat once they develop
Botox® treatments start at £200 and are priced according to the area that you are treating.
Typical areas of Botox Injections include:
• The Glabella: Vertical lines between the eyebrows.
• The Forehead: Horizontal lines across the forehead
• The Crow’s Feet: The lines around the outer eyes.
When to Start Botox
How Young is Too Young?
If you’re looking for a hard and fast rule about when to start Botox, we’re going to disappoint you, because there isn’t one. Although many people start getting preventive treatments in their 20s there’s no one “magic” age when you should start getting it.
Instead, you should focus on your skin and its issues. Once you start noticing fine lines beginning to start, that’s when you should consider Botox. If you want to prevent the earliest fine lines from becoming full-blown wrinkles, preventative Botox can be the solution. Botox is approved for patients who are 18 years and older and most experts agree that patients in their mid to late 20s are at a good age for preventative Botox treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate
for Preventative Botox?
Again, there’s no hard and fast rule about when you should start Botox, but earlier than your mid-20s is probably too early. Certain wrinkles are often genetic, so once you start noticing fine lines that mimic what you see in your older relatives, you might seek treatment. A doctor can usually tell if you need preventative Botox simply by looking at your face. If you purse your lips, furrow your brow, or your face is in a permanent frown, they can identify the areas to inject. This helps train your facial muscles to no longer fall into that habit, preventing the formation of deeper or more noticeable wrinkles. The nice thing about preventative Botox is that it helps keep the muscle weak which means you do not need as much Botox as the older you get. Your Botox will last longer and need fewer treatments, as it doesn’t last forever, especially if it’s effective in preventing your wrinkles.
It’s also important to note that Botox won’t work for all wrinkles. If you have permanent or static wrinkles Botox will not reverse these wrinkles. This is not to say it is too late to start Botox once you have static wrinkles – it will soften them, prevent them from getting deeper, and prevent more from occurring. Finally, Botox is convenient and affordable. Your appointment will last between 20-30 minutes and will take two weeks to see the final effects although typically clients will start to notice results in eh first few days it will slowly be working over the two weeks period.
Botox can create a subtle and rejuvenating effect. The method involves using a low dose of the muscle restricting toxin to allow for minimal movement. This treatment is ideal for those that are looking for a natural-looking improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, but still desire the freedom of the associated facial expressions.
Ageing or genetics can cause asymmetry of the eyebrows, or the appearance of hooded or sagging eyelids. The ‘Botox brow lift’ enhances the eye and brow area by strategically placing the injections to relax specific muscles, while other surrounding muscles are recruited to raise the brows in certain places.
This technique targets the dynamic muscles for lines and wrinkles that have not formed yet but may do so in the future. Preventative injections also help to preserve the quality of the skin. The theory is that the injections ‘train’ the muscles to become less active over time.
Frequentley asked Questions
Dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles, are due to repetitive facial expression. Botox Cosmetic works by temporarily reducing the actions of the muscles that cause the persistent frown lines that have developed between your brows over time. With Botox Cosmetic, these muscles can be weakened without detracting from your facial expressiveness.
It’s a simple, 10-minute treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the brows that consist of a few tiny injections.
The doctor or nurse will remove any makeup and wash the areas that you will have injected. Once seated upright, your practitioner will have you contract the muscle in the area being treated so she can better target the injection into the muscle. For example, you will be asked to frown if you’re receiving injections for wrinkles between the eyes. A series of tiny injections will follow for each treatment area.
Your Botox appointment will take about a half hour from start to finish, depending on the number of areas being treated. As soon as the series of injections is completed, you can go back to your regular activities. Your practitioner will ask you to refrain from bending or laying down for approximately six hours.
Anesthesia is not required and most patients experience only minimal and brief discomfort. Your provider may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting.
Side effects are minimal and typically relate to the local injection. Soreness or mild bruising, while uncommon, may occur around the injection site. Makeup may be worn after treatment if applied by the doctor or nurse with our special post procedure makeup, but care should be taken to avoid pressing or massaging the area for several hours. In rare instances, patients may develop temporary weakness of the neighbouring muscles, a temporary droopy brow or eyelid, or a headache. This is why it is so important to see a trained medical professional like the staff at Harley Street Injectables.
You should start to see a visible improvement in the treated areas within a week. The area may continue to improve for up to two weeks.
When administered properly, the effects of your Botox Cosmetic treatment can last up to 3 months. If you do not continue treatments, your wrinkles will gradually look like they did before treatment.
After treatment with Botox Cosmetic, you may look in the mirror and see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows and around your eyes. But Botox Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance. You can still frown or look surprised—without the wrinkles and creases between your brows. It is true that anyone with a medical license can administer Botox Cosmetic. But it is very important, for your safety and your positive cosmetic results, that you choose a provider who has studied the skin, its muscles, its nerves, and every tiny nuance about how it works for their entire career.
Why Harley Street injectables
• Our highly trained and certified London Doctors and nurses perform over 5000+ Botox treatments annually.
• We tailor the injection approach to suit your aesthetic goals.
• Our London nurses and Doctors use the latest techniques such as the brow lift method, and continually stay up to date with current trends.
• We have a thorough understanding of the muscle anatomy to avoid unforeseen sided effects.
• The products we use are of the highest quality and are genuine Allergan.